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''Nacho Libre'' is a 2006 comedy movie starring Creator/JackBlack [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based on the true story]] of Fray Tormenta, a Mexican priest who secretly fought as a masked wrestler to support his orphanage (Tormenta himself was [[LifeImitatesArt inspired to do this by wrestling movies]].)

The movie features Black as Brother Ignacio, a monk who cooks at a poor children's orphanage. Having always dreamed of being a wrestler (and wanting to gain money to help feed the orphans) Ignacio assumes the SecretIdentity of the luchador Nacho, teamed up with a skinny man named Steve who goes by the stage name of Esqueleto (Skeleton).

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!!Tropes found in this film:
* ArtisticLicenseSports: A great many liberties are taken with professional wrestling. The most glaring issue is that it presents wrestling as real and not staged, but this can be forgiven for the sake of the plot. However, certain basic rules in professional wrestling (even in kayfabe) are ignored. For example, to finish one match, the hero receives a tombstone piledriver, a move which is illegal in Mexico, where the story is set. In the climax of the film, he even pins his opponent... outside the ring.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Nacho and Eskelito's admirer.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: Downplayed. From the start Nacho wanted respect and glory, and he still buys better food for the orphans.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The theme song for the Japanese version of is called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z44tnU4RSzQ "Go! Go! Carlito"]] by Jonny Jakobsen, written with a Mexican theme of course.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: nothing horrendous but their are little mistakes to Consecrated Life i.e. brother, sister, monk, nun.
* BashBrothers: A luchador team that takes on Ignacio and Esqueleto.
* BilingualBonus: for background conversations
* BerserkButton: Don't tell Ignacio that you hate the orphans of the world.
* ButNotTooForeign: Nacho is part Scandinavian and part Mexican.
* BystanderSyndrome: Ramses with autographs and Silencio with a begging child.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Ignacio burns his robe off enough to reveal his secret but doesn't get any serious burns himself. Justified by RuleOfFunny.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: Sientate! (Sit down!)
* DeanBitterman: one of the monks to Ignacio.
* {{Determinator}}: participating in CurbStomp matches only for the base pay
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: The winner of a battle royale wrestling match gets a title fight against champ Ramses. Nacho is the last man eliminated, with the victory going to Ramses' goon Silencio. When Silencio is injured the day before the match, Nacho gets to fight Ramses instead.
* EyeScream: Esqueleto impales a thug's eye with an ear of corn (his partner was going to stab them.)
* FastballSpecial: Satan's Cavemen
* FriendToAllChildren: Nacho, his motivation for his wrestling was to support the livelihood of orphans at his church.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Ignacio's song he wrote to confess his love for Encarnacion. It's about them breaking their vows of celibacy, in a Nickelodeon movie.
* GenerationXerox: Chacho to Igancio
* GrievousHarmWithABody: natural with wrestling
* HideAndNoSeek: While playing a game with the kids outside, Ignacio decides to talk to the hot new nun, Encarnacion.
-->'''Ignacio''': OK kids, new game. *dropkicks ball* Go get it!
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ramses
* ImprovisedWeapon: elotes and churros
* JustAStupidAccent: The main characters speak stilted English as if to remind us that they're actually speaking Spanish.
* LargeHam: Nacho, as expected when played by Jack Black.
* LethalJokeCharacter: What Nacho seems to have evolved into by the end of the film. His moves aren't as refined as Ramses', and involve a lot of showboating and pranking. But despite that he's more or less competent and his reversals allow him to surprise more powerful opponents. And of course, if his HeroicResolve kicks in, he'll channel the spirit of the Eagle on your ass.
* LullDestruction: climax of the movie is punctuated with a [[ToiletHumour fart]], but this is Nickelodeon.
* MaskedLuchador
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Eskelito, self-proclaimed "man of science", suggests seeing a water gypsy to find [[PowerUpFood eagle eggs]] to get their strength.
* ProfessionalWrestling
* ProWrestlingIsReal
* RaceLift: strongly averted. Filmed and cast entirely in Mexico, except for Jack Black.
* RagsToRiches: One of the main reasons Nacho enters wrestling is to do this both for himself, and for the orphanage, at least to some extent.
* ReligiousBruiser: Nacho, once he gets serious.
* TimeshiftedActor: We see Nacho both as a teen and as an adult.
* TranslationConvention: Presumably all the characters are speaking Spanish, despite the dialogue of the main characters being in English (other characters speak actual Spanish, making this more confusing.)
* ZanyScheme: Several, but surprisingly not the film's basic premise of a wrestling priest, ''[[AluminumChristmasTrees as it actually happened!]]''
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